Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Ampersand Anniversary Card

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A dear friend likes cards that are not the normal greeting card. She had really liked an ampersand card that I did for another friend's anniversary, so I thought I would do this for her and her husband also. This is not my original design, but from a Cricut member, Tracy Gough.

I cut the ampersand base at 7-1/4" in brown regular shadow and one flipped using Plantin School. I also cut another at this setting, however I cut it in a coordinating aqua for the back. (To cover the back of the hinge.) Then I cut the aqua front, and the tops on the inside in regular at 7" (One has to be flipped for the left inside.) I did my sentiments up with Corel Draw so they would follow the curves of the ampersand. I added flourishes from SYI at 3" & 3-1/2". The flowers are from AE at 1-1/2" and the monogram from MM at 1". I then added lots of bling. I put the cards together with a hinge from FF. I made the top with the holes showing and the back with the holes filled in. I didn't like the way the back looked, so as I said before, I covered the back with another ampersand the same size as the base.

I'm entering this in the challenge over at Simon Says Stamps Challenge. The challenge is about love. I hope that even though this doesn't use the word "love" it will suffice.
Thanks for looking.


Jane said...

Wow this is very clever!! Love your ampersand shaped card, what a fabulous idea for an anniversary card! thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp challenge! hugs, Jane xxx

BrendaB said...

Wow, this is fantastic! I love the way you curved your sentiment to fit the card, too!

Claire said...

would Tracy be willing to share her ampersand design for cricut? I'm trying to make my own pillow with the ampersand logo, and want to follow these directions:


but dont know how to go about making one myself. Thanks!